Localized deposits of fat and loose skin in front of the neck and under the chin. Sagging skin and muscle below the jawline and neck.
A more youthful neck and jawline with a better contour.
LiteShape Lipo to the neck is performed in the office using a local anesthesia. A fine laser fiber is placed into a small incision under the chin. A stream of coherent light energy is applied to the neckline for several minutes. This will liquefy and destroy the fat cells. The fat is then gently removed. A second application of a different light energy is applied; this tightens the skin from the inside. Finally, two small incisions are made behind the ear. A bridle of two permanent sutures are woven to the neck muscle to suspend, lift and hold the contour of the neck. Your own collagen bundles around the suture to help maintain the elevation or lifting effect.
The LiteShape NeckLift is a minimally invasive procedure that pairs LiteShape Lipo with strong suspension sutures. It takes no more than 90 minutes and results are long lasting. During your initial consultation, Dr. Salzman will show you using Vectra™ computer imaging what your results will look like.
Recuperation and Healing
Patients go home wearing a neck wrap dressing or an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and or bruising disappear over the next 2 weeks. Results are evident at 7 to 10 days post procedure and can continue to improve for up to 3 months.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.